OLD Media Moves

Reuters Breakingviews names Asia editor

June 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters Breakingviews has named Peter Thal Larsen as Asia editor.

The move is part of an expansion in the region under which John Foley, Reuters Breakingviews China editor, has relocated to Beijing.

Thal Larsen will lead Reuters Breakingviews in the region, including columnists in Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and Singapore. The team will increasingly comment on big financial stories as they break during Asian trading hours, seamlessly complementing Reuters Breakingviews analysis published out of London and New York.

“The build-up of our Asian operations, which has been achieved from scratch in three and a half years, is a big milestone,” said Hugo Dixon, founder and editor of Reuters Breakingviews, in a statement. “With columnists covering the Middle East and Latin America, it means we have largely completed our planned global footprint.”

“I’m thrilled to be leading such a distinguished team of columnists at such a fascinating time in Asia’s economic, financial and political development,” Peter Thal Larsen said. “I’m sure that Reuters Breakingviews distinctive brand of insight will enlighten and entertain our readers, not just in Asia but around the world.”

Thal Larsen was previously assistant editor in London, overseeing Reuters Breakingviews coverage of banking and financial regulation. He joined Reuters in 2009 after ten years at the Financial Times. He is expected to take up his position in late August.

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